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It is best read as a collection of impressions of life in the countryside early 20th century, under the fascist regime. Set and written in Fascist Italy, this book exposes that regime’s use of brute force for the body and lies for the mind.

SIlone wanted God to exist and wanted to believe in Him at least for this slione – a valid foundation of moral values. He was both a Socialist and a Christian. Why has no revolution ever escaped that fate?

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It was first published in in a German language edition in Switzerland as Brot und Wein, and in an English translation in London later the same year. In many ways, this For some reason I have never been able to determine, the fiction of Italy, Spain, and Portugal have been, as it were, swept under the carpet.

As he had studied in a Catholic school and had thought of joining the priesthood, this role has some resonance for him, but it’s also uncomfortable because panne has rejected religion.


Have one to sell? At least, in the Italian countryside… He is hiding from the government, which is intolerant of his ideas. Con le loro varianti: See other items More Silone’s important criticism of Socialism in his own words: Jun 14, M.

No wonder that Silone’s books struck a chord with the multitude. Meanwhile, the socialist himself an inner struggle wherein he battles the doubts surrounding his own faith – the doctrine of Marx. The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. He discusses with them some of the challenges they face at the time. United States and many other countries See details.

You could see them as people who believe in change and try to change. I don’t know how to characterize this book succinctly. Ci sono donne, capaci di amare — magari con imprudenza — e di sacrificarsi, attente all’uomo e non ai grandi ragionamenti.

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By parts it is very funny and has a cannery row quality about it like the character Sciatap who went to america and returned having learned a single phrase: Pietro lives in Abruzzo, in village of Paane Marsicaand is forced to pretend to be a priest, to avoid arousing suspicion. For such a grim setting, with such grinding igazio and silon I don’t know how to characterize this book succinctly. An exiled socialist comes back from exile to Italy to organize a revolution against the totalitarian government.

Watch list is full. The protagonist, Pietro Spina has lost his faith in religion and has become a sought after Communist fugitive. Dec 24, Stef Smulders rated it really liked it. Thsi background in mind makes the book very interesting. He draws a wilone contrast between the pure resolve of Spina and the “go along to get along” compromise made by the lawyer Zabaglione.

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You too aspire to totalitarian power in the name of different ideas, which simply means in the name of different words slione on behalf of different interests.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Through the story of the once-exiled Pietro Spina, Italy comes alive with priests and peasants, students and revolutionaries, all on the brink of war.

First edition in the author’s native Italian of this anti-fascist novel, published in exile in Switzerland. Anything that is considered right by the government will be right and anything that is held by government as wrong will be wrong for everyone.

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